• 2018 October 26 10:39

    NSR cargo traffic to be increased to 80 million tonnes – Alexander Novak

    The Northern Sea Route cargo traffic is to be increased from 6-9 million tonnes to 80 million tonnes per year including 50 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and condensate, RF Energy Minister Alexander Novak said yesterday, 25 October 2018, when reporting on LNG production and exports at RF Government meeting.

    According to the meeting transcript available at the official website of RF Government, the Minister said: “Today, the Northern Sea Route lets reduce the distance covered by energy products on their way from Asia to Europe and goods on their way from Europe to Asia by about 1/3. As of today, the Northern Sea Route transports only 6-9 million tonnes of cargo. We have an ambitious target of reaching an annual traffic of 80 million tonnes including 50 million tonnes of LNG and condensate produced on the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas”.

    He emphasized that the development of the Northern Sea Route is not possible without active involvement of Russia’s nuclear-powered fleet and its development. “... a huge order for icebreakers – up to five multipurpose nuclear-powered 60 MW icebreakers and up to three nuclear-powered 120MW icebreakers of Leader class”, said Alexander Novak.

    According to the Minister, a programme on promotion of shipbuilding and equipment for shelf development has been prepared by the Ministry of Industry and Trade together with Rosatom in order to develop the NSR scientific and production base. The programme was approved by the Government of the Russian Federation in March 2017. It covers the construction of nuclear-powered icebreakers. Besides, Zvezda shipyard is to be awarded with a contract on construction of Arc7 gas carriers for servicing Arctic LNG 2.

    “One more important aspect of LNG production development is the construction of LNG transshipment terminals in Kamchatka and Murmansk. They will ensure maximum use of the Arctic potential for reduction of operation costs with transshipment of LNG from Arc7 ships to non-Arctic gas carriers”, said Alexander Novak.

    He reminded that NOVATEK, together with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the authorities of the Murmansk Region, is going to establish a center for construction of large offshore facilities. “It will manufacture gravity based structures and submersible platforms for production, storage, and shipment of LNG. The center will also be used for construction of different offshore facilities required for development of the Arctic. This center will perform repair and maintenance of facilities and equipment involved in development of offshore oil and gas condensate fields”, said the Minister.

2020 September 25

14:59 RFC held the second stage of the ecological marathon
14:31 Bunker prices are flat in the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
14:05 Zvezda shipyard to build 10 gas tankers for Arctic LNG 2
13:42 Wärtsilä solutions meet challenging needs of Canadian Coast Guard vessel
13:18 Nuclear-powered container carrier Sevmorput delivered Kamchatka fish to Saint-Petersburg
12:56 Competition for construction of two scientific research ships for Russian Federal Fisheries Agency to be announced in October
12:34 Royal Niestern Sander orders SCHOTTEL thrusters for world’s first shallow-draught ice-breaking W2W vessel
12:11 VEB.RF starts financing construction of ten gas tankers for Arctic LNG 2 project
11:29 LR awards Samsung Heavy Industries AiP for its ammonia-fuelled tanker
10:37 British Ports Association sets out spending review priorities
10:29 New state programme on Arctic development in 2021-2024 drafted by Russia’s ad hoc Ministry
09:53 Debt service guarantees on Yamal LNG removed from NOVATEK
09:30 Oil prices rise in hope of demand
09:12 Baltic Dry Index as of September 24
09:11 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 25

2020 September 24

18:37 Kongsberg Digital develops cloud-based simulators for maritime industry, with funds from Innovation Norway
18:07 Wärtsilä ranked first in UN challenge to fight climate change with big data
17:45 Alco Bio Fuel, Messer Benelux and IJsfabriek Strombeek once again invest in recycling CO2 in North Sea Port
17:20 World’s first subsea compression system passes five years in operation
17:12 Esben Poulsson reappointed as ICS Chairman for a new term
16:48 Okskaya Shipyard launches first multipurpose dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 for Astrol
16:24 Severnaya Verf starts cutting steel for seventh trawler of Project 170701 for NOREBO Group
15:50 ASCO's vessel “Razul Rza” sent to outer waters after repairs
15:26 Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to invest in Sovcomflot, says RDIF CEO
15:02 Diana Shipping announces the sale of a Capesize Dry bulk vessel
14:39 Russian Railways launches regular multimodal service from China to Europe via the ports of Kaliningrad and Hamburg
14:17 MABUX releases its weekly review of bunker market
14:02 Fincantieri starts dry dock works for experimental vessel Zeus
13:40 Freeport of Riga Authority signs Declaration of Cooperation with Port of Shenzhen
13:21 IMO celebrates World Maritime Day 2020
13:08 Total and MOL officially name the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel
12:48 Bunker prices decrease in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:25 ZIM launches new China-Australia Express Line
12:11 Inmarsat Fleet Lte service coverage extended to Gulf of Mexico following successful trials with V.Ships Offshore
11:32 Ships of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet take part in "Kavkaz-2020" maneuvers
11:14 Port of Trelleborg offers their shipping customers reliable and fast internet with Nowhere Networks
11:13 "Tatarstan" missile ship of RF Navy’s Caspian Flotilla involved in "Kavkaz-2020" maneuvers
10:09 CTI-Maritec receives DNV GL approval for ballast water testing
09:57 Muuga freight station of Rail Baltica is to be designed by SWECO Projekt AS
09:36 MPC Container Ships ASA announces appointment of new CFO
09:29 Oil prices decrease amid concern over demand/supply imbalance
09:11 Baltic Dry Index as of September 23
08:40 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 24

2020 September 23

18:15 HMM opens Fleet Control Centre
17:35 Stena develops a solution to use recycled batteries in charging stations at port
17:05 Philippine Ports Authority COVID-19 Molecular Testing Center for seafarers now operational
16:42 British Ports responds to reasonable worst-case scenario Brexit assumptions
16:17 Vestdavit wins contract to supply six Australian Navy patrol boats
16:03 ABB powers P&O super-ferries towards new sustainable transport era
15:43 Royal Niestern Sander orders SCHOTTEL thrusters for world’s first shallow-draught ice-breaking walk-to-work vessel
15:25 FESCO’s Board of Directors elected new Management Board
15:03 Kalmar’s fuel-efficient terminal tractor solutions selected by Yilport for fleet expansion at Puerto Bolívar and Gävle container terminals
14:47 RF Government to revise comprehensive plan for upgrading and expanding core infrastructure
14:30 U.S. Coast Guard awards four more fast response cutters to Bollinger Shipyards
14:01 ESPO expresses commitment of European ports to play their part in helping shipping sector decarbonise
13:28 Travelling by ferry between Finland and Sweden is now permitted without restrictions
13:19 Damen delivers ASD Tug 2810 to Thomas Service Maritimes
13:02 Van Oord’s Deep Dig-It trencher buries cables to 5,5 metres depth for offshore grid connection
12:44 Nakhodka Shipyard launched two self-propelled freight/passenger barges ordered by Kamchatka Transport Ministry
12:15 Construction of LNG transshipment facility in Kamchatka put under special control of RF Government